"Sound Art Research Portfolio" - Articles, Research & Tools | Sound Alchemy & Cartoons | New Sound Symbols & Myths. Willi Paul Studio / Planetshifter. com - 2009 - 2017
"Sound Art Research Portfolio" - Articles, Research & Tools | Sound Alchemy & Cartoons | New Sound Symbols & Myths. Willi Paul Studio/ Planetshifter.com - 2009 - 2017
Dedicated to my Father: E. Richard Paul - WOX
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Who has the keys to the mythological reservoir?
As wars and natural disasters fragment people away from Nature, sustainability is awash in corporate slogans and lies with little hope for green solutions. Rather than be a part of the mythic machine, self-serving resource gulping companies are dumbing-down and short-circuiting our consciousness and spiritual; collaboration across the globe is reduced to a hidden balance sheet .
Our morals and every day values are dirty with self-interest, with military agendas, oil caked beaches. We are a people of reaction, tireless excuses and mental litter. As the speed and redundancy of Twitter and CNN minds bomb us into commercials daily, our attention span is falling into "zero awareness." Myth in this social pollution cannot breathe, excite and deliver the challenge to comfort or change.
Powerful myths are connectors, shared fights and realities, common solutions to the Big Challenges. Myths are also road maps or clues (examples) for the seekers and visionaries. Pieces of the next puzzle that cannot be solved in one hour segments.
Strategic elements, issues, themes, stories- we need to find the seeds of the new myths before planting them. This journey is precisely what Campbell advocated and is the grunt work that we cannot afford to shun. It is dangerous to decry a Hero before the sweat is spilled and the information tested.
There is no mythology without alchemy. As our consciousness is raised and the elements connected, transformation is possible. Alchemy can be mediated, voice activated, and Nature-fueled. It is love in action, the glue that makes myth universal. - WOX
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The sound archetypes
were imprinted in ancestor brains by the shamanistic rituals of chanting and dancing. We all carry remnants of these imprints in our genes and in our collective mind. Chanting and dancing still have powerful effects on humans. Kiirtan is a modern version of the sacred dances of the Paleolithic times. The Sufi dances are the same way. Rhythmic repetitions of certain sounds take us to our beginnings. Basically we are reaching the deeper layers of our brain, the parts of the brain that deal with raw emotions and even deeper layers, the so-called primitive brain where involuntary body functions are performed. The sound archetypes are to be found at this layer of the brain and in the corresponding layers of the mind which is the collective mind of our species.
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a. If we can feel the power of myth from storytellers, then why not from sound archetypes?
b. Can a "Sound Myth" be a series of integrated Sound Archetypes that have a universal theme and message?
c. How do we translate or transmute sound archetypes into visual cues, messages, initiations and global meanings?
d. Describe the relationship between sound archetypes and ritual?
e. How do you know when you hear / feel a sound archetype?
f. Are sound archetypes connected to memories and new feelings?
g. What is a mythic experience?
h. Can a sound archetypes help to create a new language, code, or artistic key?
i. Can silence be a sound archetype?
From: Big Bang Mythology Resources